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The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to the Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of business insights, useful information, challenging comment, every day observations as well as some techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business into whatever you want it to be.

I love writing these for you; they’re thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m constantly curious: thinking, reading, learning and implementing positive change with my business coaching and mentoring. I continually share my insights so check back for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.
September 15, 2020
The 7 Step Business Plan
Reading time: 2 minutes

Business planning is a favourite topic for high flying, super successful businesses, but strangely its perceived as a problematic pain in the rear by 98% of other businesses.
Could that be why only 2% of companies are super successful?

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September 1, 2020
13 Mistakes to Avoid When Business Planning
Reading time: 5 minutes

Not enough business owners have a written business plan. We come across all sorts of reasons why there is no plan.... here are the 13 business planning mistakes we see most often. Avoid these and you'll stay on track.

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August 11, 2020
What's the Point of a Business Plan
Reading time: 2 minutes

If you understand how pre-planning leads to fantastic holidays, then you’ll understand why business planning is so important to success....

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August 2, 2020
Does Your Business Plan Make Sense?
Reading time: 3 minutes

Does your business plan make sense? Are your targets, plans, goals realistic or doomed to failure? Here are some tips

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July 22, 2020
Why Credit Could Be Killing Your Business
Reading time: 4 minutes

Do you give credit freely?
Nobody has an automatic right to credit; it must be earned. Credit is very precious and mustn’t be given away lightly. Why would you risk a double loss: the goods and the payment?

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July 7, 2020
Review, Then Plan
Reading time: 3 minutes

My website's had an overdue upgrade. I’m thrilled with the result. What do you think?
This is what I've learnt from reviewing every blog I've written. All 232 of them!

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June 30, 2020
How to Review Your Business Plan
Reading time: 3 minutes

Everyone has a business plan, right?
Whatever type or size of plan you have, it only works if it is continually reviewed and updated. Nothing stays the same. Is it time your business Reviewed the plan?

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June 22, 2020
PodCast: How to Hire The Best Business Coach….
Reading time: 35 minutes

This podcast will answer all the questions you have about hiring a business coach.

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June 19, 2020
Business Planning Needs Time
Reading time: 9 minutes

There are three types of important time, in addition to your productive time: thinking time, planning time, and clear-head time. Taking time out or making time for important things is, well, important.

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